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Nine Entertainment finds new home in North Sydney

Nine Entertainment Co have been transitioning into their new Australian Headquarters in Sydney from Willoughby their home for over the last 60 years.

Colliers International have facilitated the move for the media company, which has holdings in radio and television broadcasting, newspaper publications and digital media, including Channel Nine, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, STAN and Domain.

Nine is well advanced in the complex relocation from Willoughby and Pyrmont to their new built-for-purpose, 24,500sqm workspace accommodation at 1 Denison Street in North Sydney. This represents Stage 1 of the project, with Stage 2 due for completion in early 2021.

The new workspace includes a large number of highly resilient specialist spaces to support Nine Entertainment Co’s broadcasting function, including a 400sqm data centre, six (6) studio spaces, radio and podcast facilities, eight (8) control rooms and a multitude of editing suites.      

“This project is the culmination of four years of collaboration between the Colliers’ Tenant Advisory and Project Leaders teams, who have worked together locating the premises, negotiating the agreements and completing the delivery of the workspace, including management of the fit out from concept, through to design and construction of specialist elements,” said Chris Andrews, National Director, Project Leaders at Colliers International.

“This is the first time that Nine Entertainment Co have moved after being in Willoughby for over sixty years; taking 14 floors in total within one of the newest buildings in Sydney.”

“North Sydney is emerging as a rejuvenated business hub with a diverse range of commercial industries, including technology, communications and financial organisations, supported by significant infrastructure including the new Sydney Metro with the Victoria Cross Station being delivered adjacent to the site, said Lizza Young, Project Director, Project Leaders at Colliers International

“Relocating Nine Entertainment Co. from Willoughby into a single commercial building has been a monumental task given the technology, infrastructure and resilience required and this is clearly one of the most complex pre-commitment leases delivered in recent times.”

“The building and the internal facility is state of the art,” said Simon Crouch, Head of Tenant Advisory at Colliers International.

“The Colliers and Nine project teams have worked tirelessly over 4 years to deliver the most modern content creation facility in Australia. It’s been a long journey with many challenges along the way – all of which had to be collaboratively addressed and overcome. Our long-term relationship with Colliers was a key differentiator in successful project delivery,” said Scott Soutar, Group Head of Property Operations at NEC.

Nine Entertainment Co will complete the relocation to new premises by Mid November.

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Chris Andrews

National Director

Project Leaders

Sydney CBD

Chris has more than 29 years’ experience in delivering significant projects on behalf of the State Government and Private institutions nationally. With Chris’ reputation for diligence in planning, quality, cost and program management, he has successfully delivered projects valuing from $1million to over $600million across his career.

Industry sectors where Chris has delivered include Education, Health, Law, Defence, Hospitality, Retail, Aviation, Arts, Sport & recreation, and Commercial premises.

Having delivered a number of significant State, Federal Private, and Private projects from inception to completion, Chris has had extensive involvement at managing all elements associated with social infrastructure, stakeholder management and related components. 

Chris is cognizant in contract management and administration of Service Provider contracts, having managed hundreds of projects under varying contractual nature over his 29 years’ experience, including Consultant Services, GC21, AS4000 for Traditional and Design, Novate, Design & Construct. Chris, as a National Director of Colliers International Project Management is committed to the outcomes of projects to ensure the clients and key stakeholder needs are fully understood and delivered

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Lizza Young

Director | Project Leaders

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Sydney CBD

Lizza is a results orientated Project Management and Development Management professional with 20+ years’ experience.

She possess in-depth experience in Commercial Tower Developments, Corporate Office Fitouts, Retail, Mixed Use, Residential and Childcare. Development sites include brown field, staged or new developments across a diverse range of projects from small to large scale.

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Simon Crouch

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Occupier Services

Sydney CBD

Simon Crouch is the head of of Tenant Advisory in Australia and  has been with Colliers International for over 21 years commencing in Commercial Leasing and moving into Tenant Advisory 12 years ago. Simon is responsible for a team of over 20 tenant advisory specialists working with clients in all office market across Australia.

Simon specialises in developing innovative accommodation strategies on behalf of large corporate and government occupiers. Simon and his team has delivered some of the most complex assignments in the Australian market. Major recent accomplishments Simon has led include:

Nine Entertainment Co. in their pre-committment of 16,000sqm into North Sydney and subsequent expansion of 6,000sqm following a merger with Fairfax Media, Microsoft's Long Term Strategy and relocation of 10,500sqm in North Sydney, Norton Rose Fulbright's pre-committment of 10,000sqm into 60 Martin Place, Sydney and QBE's 12,000sqm pre-committment in Parramatta and 10,000sqm pre-committmnet in Sydney. 

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